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, and his visit with bill clinton and president obama who stepped before the united nations general assembly talked about the recent violence against americans and explained a few things about our country to a global audience while putting some in the audience today on notice. we begin with our chief white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. president obama and mitt rom jammed as many meetings as they could today in a whirlwind trip to the big apple. while they didn't trade too many barbs, they did draw a contrast on serious issues and even less serious issues. the centerpiece of the president's visit to new york, his speech to the u.n. general assembly, focusing on the unrest in libya and the middle east. at times emotional. >> the attacks on the civilians from benghazi were attacks on americans. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. and on this we must agree. there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> reporter: president obama also appeared to draw a real
, the president has to avoid the kind of condescension we saw him exhibit in that debate with hillary clinton. >> he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. no doubt about it. >> thank you. [laughter] chris: that was a bad moment for the president. >> yeah, it was. he was trying a little towel snapping there but he's in the wrong locker room. it just didn't work. it came off as the essence of arrogant condescension. and the expression, the body language, everything about it. i'm not really looking at you, i'm writing. and that's the sliver of barack obama's character that he can't afford to show if pressured properly by mitt romney. and you know that the romney campaign is focused on trying to produce that kind of reaction. >> they're trying to produce a moment like that. >> they're trying to get into his head. you can produce a moment of strength on the part of your candidate and a moment of weakness or some exposure of vulnerability on the part of the other side. i think everyone here is aware on the romney team and the obama team, b
is investigating a possible al qaeda link, and an issue that secretary of state hillary clinton discussed today. meanwhile, ann curry sat down with the president of libya to discuss the situation. >> reporter: would you call the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terrorism? >> i have no doubt about that. and it is a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against american citizens. >> reporter: you're confirming that rpgs were used in the original attack? >> mortars -- >> reporter: they were used in the attack? >> yes. >> reporter: and do you know how many mortars were used? >> about 500. >> reporter: and you were saying they were fired with such accuracy that this could not have been done by somebody who didn't have experience? >> experience and knew what he was doing. >> reporter: and this is what is helping to convince you that this was a pre-planned attack, not a reaction to a controversial movie? >> yes, i have no doubt about this. >> reporter: do you think the movie had anything to do with this attack on the consulate? >> not on this attack, not on this attack, has nothing t
start another war, he should say so. >>> tonight, hillary clinton is meeting with netanyahu, representing the president. it is still unclear how much of today's talk is aimed to do something talks have not achieved, get iran to negotiate >> all right, how close is iran to the point of no return? there is a big difference between american intelligence and israel's view, the u.s. feels there is at least a year, and no need to take action quickly. israel wants it to be quicker and for the u.s. to be involved. >>> meanwhile, on the campaign trail, the candidates were shadowing each other in a crucial swing state, this time, virginia, chief correspondent chuck todd has more. >> reporter: good evening, savannah, the presidential campaign, of course is focused on nine states where the polls are close. and every year, one state stands out from the rest, in 2000, it was florida, ohio, more and more, it looks like virginia. and that was where both candidates were today. for the president his 13th campaign stop in the state. >> how is it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: rallying tho
. >> reporter: the defense of marriage act signed by president bill clinton is also facing numerous challenges. the law states that the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages, meaning no federal benefits even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different-sex couples under federal law. >> reporter: on the document as well, whether to curtail parts of the historic voting rights act of 1965. it mandates federal oversight for states with a history of voting discrimination when changing any rules for elections. challengers say the law is outdated and unnecessary. a big lineup of cases that could change the landscape of civil rights in america. francis coe, nbc news. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in maine a group of strangers spring into action when an elderly woman drove her car into the portland harbor. the ban of good samaritans pulled the 84-year-old out of her car moments before it sank. the woman is in stable condition. some of the
a professorial no-it-all. >> i understand the broader point that senator clinton has been trying to make over the last several weeks. >> reporter: tonight's format is from 2008. two podiums, moderator jim lehrer, 90 minutes, no breaks. a back and forth on domestic issues with possible fireworks. >> i think you're going to see both of them actually be more aggressive than either of their campaigns have predicted because the stakes are pretty high. >> reporter: the contest could get even tighter after tonight's clash. but many here in denver agree, this race could be determined by this first debate. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >> it could be a very revealing night. thank you so much. be sure to watch tonight's debate live here on nbc bay area. it begins at 6:00. >>> investors voted with their wallets today, and the result was not pretty for hewlett-packard. hp's ceo meg whitt man admitted they're still struggling and the turnaround will like take years. shares of stock fell 13% today to its lowest level in nine years. hp is this year's worst perform attorney dow.
the eighth meeting of the clinton global initiative they addressed the globe's most challenging dilemmas. in the world lack access to clean drinking water. the ceo of the world's largest beverage company coca-cola and the inventor of the segway let me in on their plans to quench that thirst. >> so many lives are lost every day because of lack of access to clean drinking water. when you think of the numbers in the world today, maria, there are roughly one out of six people in the world today that do not have access to clean drinking water. >> so this is enabling you to get that clean water to people that don't have access to it. how does it work? >> exactly like nature does. you know, you get the oceans are full of salt water but when it rains, it rains clean water because the energy of the sun evaporates only the clean, pe water, puts it in the clouds, condenses and comes down as rain, distilled water. we built a small box that is so efficient at reclaiming all of the energy after it essentially boils and distills the water inside the box. it recycled the energy so the only energy consum
machine the democratic party has seen since lbj, namely the clinton machine. as a challenger, he won by, you know, 7%, 8%. and he's got a lot of money. he's got the power of incumbency. he's got air force one. he's got the ability to set the message of the day from the white house. >> so obama is beating romney. romney is not beating himself. is that your point? >> no. what i'm saying is, any time a challenger has to clear the bar of credibility to sit behind that desk and make those decisions, historically, david, challengers close rate. and by the way, it isn't just 1980. >> and what about connecting to people like me? that's the poll question. isn't that where romney is struggling? he's out there talking this week about, well, tax cuts aren't going to be cut too far. he's going out there, the governor is saying, look, remember, i insured everybody. all the children are insured in massachusetts. that's got to drive some conservatives crazy, because that's what they don't like about the obama presidency. >> well, the actual thing is he should have been doing that in june. as soon as th
in praising bill clinton at the former president's global conference on global giving. romney joked about the clinton bounce in obama's polls after the democratic convention. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it's that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i have to do is wait for that bounce to happen in a couple of minutes days. >> your very kind introduction, i have to admit i really did like the speech a few weeks ago a little bit better. >> reporter: a couple of new polls, by the way, out this morning in the "new york times". just to show you how much of an uphill battle it is for mitt romney. he trails by ten points in the "times" poll, and he trails in florida by nine, savannah. >> chuck todd at the white house for us this morning. thank you. >>> 12 minutes after the hour. once again here's matt. >> savannah, thanks. >>> now the investigation into the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. nbc's ann curry sat down with libya's new president last night for
of months. secretary of state hillary clinton met with benjamin netanyahu. president obama was campaigning in virginia thursday. the white house said too busy to meet with the prime minister. earlier, he laid down his red line for stopping iran's nuclear program. >> this is a bomb. this is a fuse. >> netanyahu spoke a day after ahmadinejad called israel uncivilized. netanyahu said they were 70% to getting enough nuclear fuel for a bomb, has to be stopped within months. >> if these are the facts, and they are, where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> president obama told the u.n. this week there is more time before iran reaches the point of no return. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe there's still time and space to do so. >> american intelligence does not yet believe iran has made the political decision to actually build a weapon. >> whether or not iran made the decision will become irrelevant once we can no longer stop it. >> president obama's relationship with netanyahu has been difficult, at times frosty. an issue
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